Volunteers Needed for Channel Cat Talks & Riverine Walks

Explore the river this summer through a program which teaches participants first-hand about the wildlife, history, culture and geology of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities through Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks, May 30 through September 2.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule by clicking on the "Read More" link below.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Greg and Judy Gackle for supporting our program this year!

When registering online, the shopping cart will add the two programs (Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks) together unless you "Clear" the cart between viewing the two different shopping cart links below.

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the RiverStages Education Series brochure.

If the captain or Riverine Walk leader cancels, a rain date may be scheduled. If you have paid and are unable to attend, River Action will consider your payment a donation. No refunds will be given..

Channel Cat Talks

Channel Cat Talk participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi, while experts narrate. All Channel Cat Talks are from 9:00-10:45am. Meet at the Celebration Pier Channel Cat Landing, 2951 E. River Dr, Moline, IL. Headsets are provided to all Channel Cat Talk attendees for each session so you can clearly hear the presentations! Channel Cat Talks are $14.00 per person.

May 30 (English) and June 1 (Spanish) | Mexican and Latino/a American Histories of the Quad Cities, Dr. Araceli Masterson, Augustana College. This talk will be offered in Spanish on June 1st. Call for details

June 6 and June 7 | The Mississippi River Ecosystem Across Two Centuries, Jeremiah Haas, Biologist at Exelon Generation

June 13 and June 15 | The Lock and Dam System – History and Operations, Anthony Heddlesten, Civil Environmental Engineer

June 20 and June 22 | Rafting Logs to QC Mills, Gayle Rein, Historian

June 27 and June 29 | Mississippi Photo Adventure, Heidi Brandt, Fine Art Photography

July 6 | The Government Bridge, Bill Ashton, Ashton Engineering, Inc.

July 11 and July 13 | Mussels and the I-74 Bridge: We Can Have Both, Jon Duyvejonck, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (ret.)

July 18 and July 20 | Beiderbecke and Bellson –The Musical Connection, Josh Duffee, Bix Society

July 25 and July 27 | Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities, Dr. Curtis Roseman, University of Southern California

August 1 and August 3 | Watershed Fur Bearers, Emily Santiago, Naturalist at The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

August 8 and August 10 | The Watershed Story, Amy Kay, Clean Water Manager for the City of Davenport

August 15 and August 17 | River Landscape Mosaic, Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline, Augustana College

August 22 and August 24 | A New Bridge; A New Tomorrow, Jeff Reiter, Economic Development Director, City of Bettendorf

August 29 and August 31 | 2017 Canoe Voyage – Quad Cities to New Orleans, Dana Starkell, Author and Sojourner

Riverine Walks

Riverine Walk participants explore the Quad Cities through a series of guided walks. Wednesday talks from 6:30-8:00pm Saturday talks from 9:00-10:30am. Each walk will meet at different locations. See below for details. If you are curious about the terrain or difficulty of a walk please call River Action for more information (563) 322-2969. Riverine Walks are $6.00 per person and FREE for River Action members.

May 31 and June 3 | Antoine LeClaire: From French-Indian Fur Trader to Frontier Icon, Karen Anderson, Antoine LeClaire House, Location: LeClaire House, 630 E. 7th St., Davenport, IA

June 7 and June 10 | I'm freezing out here!, Dr. Tim Muir, Augustana College, Location: Hanson Parking Lot (Lot H), Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.

June 14 and June 17 | Archaeological Sites Near the Mouth of the Rock River, Ferrel Anderson, QC Archeological Society, Location: West Parking lot Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, IL

June 21 and June 24 | First Residents- Native Americans and the River, Christina Kastell, Putnam Museum, Location: Dillon Memorial Fountain at the intersection of River Drive and Main Street, Davenport, IA

June 28 and July 1 | Iowa's First Bioreactor in Urban Setting, Kyle Bennet, Partners of Scott County Watershed, Location: Running Wild Parking Lot, 3216 Brady St, Davenport, IA

July 5 and July 8 | Investigating Bald Eagle Movement Across the Midwest Landscape, Adam Myers, USFWS, Location: Sunset Marina, 10 31st Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201

July 12 and July 15 | River Confluence: Historical Importance, Recreation Potentials, Dr. Norm Moline, Augustana College, Location: The parking lot on Big Island Rd by Hennepin Lock 31, Milan, IL

July 19 and July 22 | Messy Fields Make Good Neighbors, Jennifer and Robb Ewoldt, Farmers, The red machine shed at the Ewoldt farm: 10386 130th St, Davenport, IA

July 26 and July 29 | Where Does It All Go? Recycling 101, Martin and Mitch Davis, Midland Davis, Location: Midland Davis, 3301 4th Ave, Moline, IL.

August 2 (FULL) and August 5 | Deep Maps- Historic Geography of Pool 16 of the Mississippi River, Dr. Reuben Heine, Augustana College, Location: N End of Lake Potter/Sunset Park, 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Limit to 15 people.

August 9 and August 12 | The QC Story of Dred and Harriet Scott. Adam Burke, River Action, Location: Gazebo at River Heritage Park, Davenport, IA

August 16 (FULL) and August 19 (FULL) | Raising Monarch Butterflies, Janet Moline, Rock Island High School (ret.), Location: Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL. Limit to 12 people.

August 23 and August 26 | Plants and Ecology of the Mississippi River and its Floodplain, Bob Bryant, Native Plant Society, Location: Parking lot at Pigeon Creek Park, Bettendorf, IA

August 30 and September 2 | Museum Without Walls, Kathy Wine, River Action and Dr. Curtis Roseman, University of Southern California, Location: River Action Office, 822 E River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the RiverStages Education Series brochure.

If the captain or Riverine Walk leader cancels, a rain date may be scheduled. No refunds.

Contact Us

River Action, Inc.
822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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